The Magic & Folklore of Dartmoor – Talk by Ethan Pennell


The Magic & Folklore of Dartmoor – Talk by Ethan Pennell

Saturday 26th November 2022

Tickets £5 full price/£4 concessions.

In this talk, local artist Ethan Pennell will share some of the strange, spooky tales of witchcraft, hauntings and the fae featured in his forthcoming Dartmoor Folklore book. The talk will be illustrated with his own visual interpretations of the stories.

Ethan Pennell is a Devon-based artist and writer whose practice draws upon environmental issues, folklore and the Western Esoteric Tradition. He is particularly inspired and frequently haunted by the eldritch tales of Dartmoor, his local stomping ground. Ethan also belongs to a collaborative art group, the Inner Space Exploration Unit (ISEU), which consists of occult-inspired artists from Devon, Dorset and Cambridgeshire.

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In Dreams Are Monsters: Season of the Witch

Plymouth Arts Cinema, in association with Pagan Phoenix SW, is delighted to be participating in BFI’s major UK-wide film and events season celebrating the horror genre on screen, taking place from at BFI Southbank and cinemas nationwide.

Our Season of the Witch films, workshops and talks is designed to reclaim the image of the Witch from the Horror genre. We look at the way cinema has portrayed witchcraft. From alluring femme fatale through teen rebels to women finding power and liberation. This selection of films about witchcraft, magic and the dark side provides an interesting take on the changing social position of women over the last sixty years. The films range from a fairy tale about contemporary African witchcraft to romantic comedies and folk horror. At the centre of each film is the character of the witch: magic, but also subversive, dangerous and powerful in different ways. We include cult favourites, rarely seen classics and also two short films.

Co-curated by Anna Navas, Plymouth Arts Cinema's Director, and Judith Noble. Judith Noble is an Associate professor at Arts University Plymouth. Her specialist areas of research are film, surrealism, magic, the occult and witchcraft. Her most recent book is Visions of Enchantment (with Daniel Zamani, Fulgur).

We are delighted to receive funding from the British Film Institute for the Season of the Witch which is part of the In Dreams Are Monsters BFI Blockbuster season. #InDreamsAreMonsters

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 Saturday 26th Nov 2022  2:00pm
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